Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Free Transfer from Gladbach
is a 23 year old German goalkeeper who signs on a Bosman free transfer
from German 1st division side Borussia Monchengladbach. He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the game and joined City on a 4 year 44k per week contract
. Last season he won the German Players Goalkeeper of the Year award
for his performances in which he only conceded 38 goals for a team which finished 15th in the German 1st Division.
1.5 million from Velez Sarsfield
is a Argentina U20 international right winger who joins from Argentinian Premier Division side Velez for 1.5 million
and an additional clause of 100k after 50 league appearances. He has massive potential but will already be a 1st team regular in place of the departed Kasper Kusk. City fought off competition from Real Madrid for the 20 year old's signature as the youngster was more attracted to guaranteed 1st team football at Ashton Gate.
3.7 million from Manchester United
is a 24 year old England international striker who joins for an initial 3.7 million
from Man Utd. The fee will rise to 4.5 million
once league appearance clauses have been met. Welbeck is a marque signing for manager Andrew Booy in his debut season in the Premier League. He found himself out of favour at Old Trafford under new manager Marcelo Bielsa making only 11 first team appearances in the last two seasons, which perhaps explains his low price tag. He is a proven player at international level with 31 caps for England and 11 goals
6 million from AS Monaco FC
is a 21 year old left winger who becomes Bristol City's record transfer signing for the fee of 6 million pounds
from Monaco. The young Argentinian joined Monaco in 2012 for 9 million pounds but after a successful 1st season in France never established himself as a regular starter. He is seen primarily as rotation for Tom Ince
on the left wing but if a progresses as promised could eventually become a 1st team regular at Ashton Gate.
Stefan De Vrij
2.6 million from Feyenoord
23 year old Dutch international defender De Vrij
joins from Eredivisie side Feyenoord for 2.6 million
. He has been a regular starter for them for the past 5 seasons, the last 3 of which they have finished 3rd in the league. He is seen as a replacement for departed Kieftenbeld but can also play in central defence if required. City will have to pay 350k once the Dutchman plays 50 games for the Robins.
Free Transfer from Stade Rennais FC
Cameroon international Kana-Biyik
signed a pre contract agreement with City in January to join the club when his contract expired with French side Stade Rennais. He signs on a 3 year 15k per week
contract and will partner Stefano Denswil in central defence in a new look Bristol City back four.
from Free Transfer
25 year old Argentinian central midfielder Pizarro
joins on a free transfer after his contract expired with Mexican side Tigres
in the summer. He will act as a foil for Lucas Evangelista in the centre of the park for City this season, shielding the back four as the Brazilian has more licence to support attacks.
1.5 million from Argentinos Juniors
is a 22 year old right or central midfielder who joins from Argentinos who play in Argentina. He has won the Supporters Player of the year
for the Juniors for the past two seasons. He is the 4th Argentinian to join Bristol City this summer and manager Andrew Booy hopes that all four players will help each other settle into their new surroundings. He will act as cover for the midfield but will look to steal a starting position as a box to box central midfielder if he impresses.
Season Loan from FC Bayern Munchen
is a young striker/left winger who joins for a season long loan from German Champions FC Bayern. City will pay only 1,300 per week wages for the duration of the loan. He is brought in primarily to cover the first choice strike partnership of Buitrago and Welbeck.
Season Loan from FC Bayern Munchen
The 20 year old Hojbjerg
has also been brought in on loan from FC Bayern for the season. The Danish U21 international will provide a rotation option in central midfield with Lucas Evangelista, Pizarro and Rodrigo Gomez.
Season Loan from Shakhtar Donetsk
Ukrainian international Butko
joins on loan from Ukrainian side Shakhtar after he failed to break into their 1st team (he has been out on loan every season since 2010). He will provide cover for De Vrij at right back if needed.
1.2 million from Sparta Prague
16 year old Kasper
has been bought with one eye to the future. It is unlikely he will compete for the 1st team for a number of years but he is seen as one of the brightest right backs in the game by many top managers and clubs.
Free from Penerol
The 17 year old right/left winger is seen primarily as a prospect for the future. Will probably go out on loan once Andrew Booy finds a suitable club to take him.